French Plug-In Car Market Loses Momentum In April, Down 23%
France, just like Norway this month, wasn’t able to build on previous plug-in vehicle growth in April, as only 2,431 new plug-ins were registered in the country – down by 22.9%
Overall, all-electric car sales decreased by around 30%, while the plug-in hybrids managed to increase by 10%, rebounding after several months of slowdown.
- Passenger BEVs: 1,474 registrations (down 30%) at 0.86% market share (PC)
- Light commercial BEVs: 370 (down 28%) at 1.02% market share (LCV)
- Passenger PHEVs: 587 (up 10%) and nearly 0.34% market share (PC)
The Renault ZOE with 939 new registrations was down just 5%, so the big drop isn’t ZOE-related.
In fact, the rest of the all-electric passenger models, on average, collapsed by over 52% from 1,119 year ago to 535.
source: Avere-France / AAA data